Tag Archives: Joy

32nd Sunday of the Year: The power of the resurrection. Catholic Inspiration

As disciples of Jesus Christ, we anchor our hope in a simple fact: Christ has been raised from the dead. The Lord’s triumph over sin and death fundamentally alters the universe and we have hope of eternal life. May the power of the resurrection direct every aspect of our lives!

Mass Readings – 32nd Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: The Lord takes delight in us. Catholic Inspiration

The psalm response echoes the profound joy that God has for humanity. As recipients of the Lord’s delight, we have the opportunity each day to radiant the warmth and goodness of Christ’s love with those we meet.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 25th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Commanded to love, filled with joy. Catholic Inspiration

This short passage from John’s Gospel reveals the interaction between the command to love and the gift of joy.  While love often challenges us to stretch our hearts as we care for others, the joy we receive flows straight from the heart of heaven.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 5th Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: Seeing the face of Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

As Simeon sees the Christ Child he recognizes the Messiah and gives praise to God.  As the Kingdom of Heaven continues to unfold here on earth, we have daily opportunities to seek out the face of Jesus in our lives and respond with joy and gratitude.

Mass Readings – 5th Day in the Octave of Christmas

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3rd Sunday of Advent: We are messengers for Jesus Christ. Catholic Inspiration

The Scriptures today reveal Zephaniah, the Psalmist, St. Paul and John the Baptist as God’s messengers who communicate to the people.  They remind us that we are all messengers for Jesus Christ, called to proclaim and receive a message of joy.

Mass Readings – 3rd Sunday of Advent’

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Daily Mass: The Joy that comes from Jesus Christ. Catholic Inspiration

Jesus prays to the Father that the disciples might share in his joy.  As a Fruit of the Spirit, joy is a quality that arises from our love with God and one another.  May we look for joy in our lives today and share the joy of Jesus Christ with those we meet.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 7th Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: No one will take away your joy. Catholic Inspiration

Jesus promises a joy that is permanent and complete; may we follow the Lord today in the midst of our challenges with the conviction that God will give us what we need to find our way through this life to the Kingdom of Heaven.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 6th Week of Easter

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